The fertile fields of
Francesco Cannatella left school at just eight years old. He went to work alongside his father and uncles in the fields around Cianciana in Sicily where they lived. His first job was to take his family bread, cheese and wine as they cultivated the land. Just a few miles away in Burgio in the same Sicilian province of Agrigento another young boy, Salvatore Colletti, was helping his father Giuseppe to grow tomatoes and other vegetables to eat, trade and sell. They didn’t know each other, but the land was their common bond. It was in their blood. It would tie them together.